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Did You Dream About Navel? Here's What It Means

Whenever a meaningful dream subject like navel appears in your dreams, it can have many different interpretations.

Below are three interesting dream interpretations of navel from our dream analysis guides.

Which of these insights best matches your dream?

What does navel mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about your own navel can symbolize self-reflection and introspection, as the navel is often seen as the center of your being. It can be more nuanced than that though.

It can also represent a desire for nurturing or a sense of security, as the navel is a reminder of your connection to your mother through the umbilical cord. A dream about someone else's navel, by contrast, may suggest that you are trying to understand them on a deeper level or that you feel a close connection to them. It could also indicate feelings of desire or attraction.

Navel is complex dream concept to really interpret with certainty. To say for sure, I would need to really dig deep into the dreamer's past and current life scenario.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of one's own navel may be an unconscious manifestation of the Freudian concept of the 'Oedipus complex', a symbolic return to the womb, indicating unresolved dependency issues.

Getting a bit more complex: It could also be a kind of the ego, the 'I' in the dreamer's psyche, suggesting a need for self-exploration. Conversely, dreaming of another's navel might imply the projection of one's own unresolved issues onto the other. It could also denote the dreamer's attempt to comprehend the other's psyche, a manifestation of the 'theory of mind'. Alternatively, it may symbolize erotic fascination, a manifestation of the Freudian 'libido', the sexual drive in the human unconscious.0

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about your own navel signifies a spiritual journey inward, a quest for self-discovery and understanding. It's a symbol of your divine connection to the universe, a reminder of your birth into this world and your spiritual rebirth. It's a call to nurture your inner self, to seek balance and harmony within. Seeing someone else's navel in a dream, however, suggests a spiritual connection with that person. It's a sign that you're being called to understand them on a soul level, to empathize with their spiritual journey. It may also symbolize a mutual exchange of energy, a spiritual bond that transcends the physical realm. This could also indicate a desire for deeper intimacy or a spiritual union with the person.

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So which dream interpretation matches your dream?

Which interpretation above for navel best matches your unique situation?

Only you can know for sure. Keep in mind that our subconscious mind can be a convoluted thing. Just about any object or action in a dream can symbolize many different meanings — or result from multiple activities in our conscious life.

Have a unique explanation on a dream about navel you can add? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your personal ideas in the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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